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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
C. Diff: If you are infected with c. Difficile, which can be treated with a simple course of Flagyl for 10 days. You do not need to recheck the status of c. D ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: In most cases, c diff is treated with 2 weeks of antibiotics. This is effective around 85% of the time, but 15% can "relapse" after their antibiotics. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Long if not treated: C. Difficile can cause a prolonged severe colitis if it is not treated. If treated it usually starts to improve 3-4 days into the 10-14 day treatment ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Normal viral gastroenteritis usually lasts for a day or two. C-difficile enteritis can take much longer, and you need to make sure you take the antib ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Yang
36 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor: C. Diff. Infections can be severe and difficult to treat. Resistance to Flagyl has become more common. You need to consult with your doctor about poss ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: If you have above symptoms and past history of C Diff- sometimes it can be antibiotic resistant strain . You should be retested and seek medical atte ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
You should: Start to have relief within 3 days. If you are feeling no better, talk to your doctor about your concerns and whether you might need an alternate trea ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
C. difficile: It depends on the laboratory what the turn around time is, but a stool c. Diff toxin test can often be resulted within 24 hours.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Usually with effective treatment symptoms of c diff colitis resolve . Sometimes retreatment may be indicated.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Trpkovski
27 years experience Internal Medicine
C diff: Clostridium difficille bowel infections can happen anytime and re infection can happen despite being fully treated. If your having symptoms go see you ... Read More

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